Mazda has officially unveiled its latest EV, dubbed the CX-30 EV, at the Shanghai Auto Show.
As the name suggests, the CX-30 EV is based on the Mazda CX-30 combustion engine crossover and will be produced by a joint venture between Changan Automobile and Mazda. The Japanese automaker has been silent on the details of the car for now, but confirms that it has received the e-SkyActiv powertrain.
At the heart of the CX-30 EV is the same SkyActiv-Vehicle architecture as the all-electric MX-30, so while Mazda hasn’t released detailed specifications for the CX-30 EV, it will likely get an electric powertrain. a setup very similar to the MX-30. If so, a 141 hp electric motor will be installed on the front axle. and 264 Nm of torque, powered by a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that supports AC and DC charging.
Mazda has also made some pretty obvious visual changes to the CX-30 crossover. For example, the CX-30 EV is noticeably taller than the standard model, and the exterior features new details including a more pronounced front lip, flared wheel arches, running boards, unique rocker panels and roof rails. Interior details remain undisclosed.
Since the MX-30 is not for sale in China, the Mazda CX-30 EV will be the Japanese automaker’s first electric vehicle to be offered locally. Sales of new items will begin in the second half of this year.
We also recommend that you watch a detailed review of the Mazda CX-30 from the FineAuto team:
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